Trip to Ontario

The week before my trip out west I took a road trip about six hours northeast of my parents home. I had a great time reuniting with some friends that I had met in Tanzania last year. Here are some pics from my time out there.

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While visiting with my friend Laura, we went for a walk to a near by waterfall.

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woods around the falls

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below the falls – the normal walkway was under water because of a recent storm

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me and laura – notice the icicles on the tree limbs behind/beside us

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with the falls – it was pretty cold

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on the way to Kitchener/Waterloo

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visiting with Brad and Angie – she had their second little one a week after our visit

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me and their firstborn – Boston

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my friend, Cynthia, with Boston

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me and the fam (including Quazi, their dog)

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me and Cynthia, at her birthday dinner

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scrunched in the car after her birthday dinner

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very cool house that we walked past after getting off the subway in Toronto

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inside the Royal Ontario Museum – interesting chairs

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one of the few living things found at this museum 🙂  the lady said i would get a sticker if i found at least ten of these frogs in the tank. i found eleven and then she mentions that only kids can get the stickers. i felt jipped 🙂

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“that all men may know his work” – cool ceiling in the ROM

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part of a display in the minerals section – i took a picture of it for our friend, Davin, who is from Namibia

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“queen of kilimanjaro” – from their gemstone exhibit – worlds largest faceted tanzanite (242 carats) not to mention 803 garnets & 913 diamonds – beautiful

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display of other gems

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carving made of quartz

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i took this pic for my mom – she loves opal

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richard and cynthia – i made them take all kinds of silly pics that day 🙂

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ice sculpture outside of the ROM

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cool building next door to the ROM

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part of the outside of the ROM

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me and cynthia posed with the same ice sculpture

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me and richard at ‘the rex’ – a great little place with live jazz and good eats

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cynthia at ‘the rex’

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